Taste Of States – This Week – Umami Seasoning

Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.

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Today we are looking at an item that flavours food instead of actually being a product you can physically eat. Traders Joe are known for creating a variety of products everything from vegan foods to low carb products. Well as well as being known for their food items they are also known for their seasonings.

In 2019, the company released a brand new flavouring called Trader Joe’s Mushroom & Company Multipurpose Umami Seasoning Blend. The word Umami is Japanese apparently translating to ‘pleasant savory taste.’

The seasoning is a mix of kosher salt, porcini mushroom powder, dried onion, ground mustard seeds, white button mushroom powder, crushed red pepper, black pepper and thyme.

The seasoning could be purchased for $2.99 and it could be used for many dishes such as marinating vegetables, roasting meat, over buttered popcorn, the rim of cocktail glasses or even mixed with nuts.

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